SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO SEAN MULLIN’S YOGI BERRA DOCUMENTARY ‘IT AIN’T OVER’
NEW YORK (September 14, 2022) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights worldwide to the Yogi Berra documentary IT AIN’T OVER, directed by Sean Mullin (AMIRA & SAM) and produced by Natalie Metzger, p.g.a., Matt Miller, p.g.a., Peter Sobiloff, and Mike Sobiloff with Vanishing Angle and Off Media. The documentary premiered earlier this year at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival as part of their Spotlight Documentary programming.
An intimate portrait of a misunderstood American icon, IT AIN’T OVER is an emotional and uplifting documentary about Yogi Berra that takes us beyond the caricatures and "Yogisms," and into the heart of a sports legend whose unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball diamond were often overshadowed by his off-the-field persona.
In the documentary, granddaughter Lindsay Berra tells his story along with his sons, former Yankee teammates, players he managed, writers, broadcasters, and admirers, plus photos and footage from on and off the diamond. Featured interviews include members of the Berra family, Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Bob Costas, Vin Scully, and Billy Crystal, among others.
“I’m incredibly grateful to the Berra family for entrusting me and my team with Yogi’s legacy. This film has been a true passion project for everyone involved – and we could not have imagined a better home than Sony Pictures Classics,” said Mullin.
“Inspiring and warmly humorous, Sean Mullin’s IT AIN’T OVER is a sports movie unlike any other, the full rich story of Yogi Berra, one of pro baseball’s great figures, a true original. We are excited to bring this movie to audiences all over the world,” added Sony Pictures Classics.
The deal was negotiated by Cinetic Media.
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